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post #17356 of 31987
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Originally Posted by stlms3 View Post

Navy shoes for the website, not special order? You guys never seem to want to reveal too many specifics before the shoes are ready for the shelf (which makes total sense), but can you mention if they are shoes/boots, calf/cordovan and special order/regular shelf stock?... Navy is the closest I'll get to black right now so I really NEED a pair. I keep a pair of AE Leeds in black just in case, but I hope that I never have to wear them.

I believe there are some navy double monks and jodhpur boots that people are expecting from MTO projects.

Of course, that doesn't mean he didn't separately get some navy options for the regular store.
post #17357 of 31987
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Will there be significant shrinkage in the cotton modified Walt shorts? I need to get mine taken out a little in the thigh and seat, they're too tight right now. Should I wash them before taking them to the tailor?

Just wanted to make sure this didn't get missed. Any thoughts on washing these before I get them taken out? I'm guessing yes but wanted to double check first.
post #17358 of 31987

^ Wash them, just to be safe. That's what I did before getting my inseam taken up 2 inches biggrin.gif

post #17359 of 31987
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Just wanted to make sure this didn't get missed. Any thoughts on washing these before I get them taken out? I'm guessing yes but wanted to double check first.
Oldest pair of cotton Walts I have did shrink to be too tight in regular washing and drying (have since revised my approach). More in the seat for me, which I actually just had let out. YMMV, of course. But I think you can expect some shrinking outside of strict cold wash air dry.
post #17360 of 31987
thanks for the confirmation guys, into the wash they go.....would hate to get them let out, then wash them and find out they're too tight again.
post #17361 of 31987
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

Epaulet navy blazer and seersucker shirt:

1000


little known fact: seersucker is actually traditional december-wear here in los angeles. true story.

That's the sleeve look I want with a full hand showing, but my tailor will never let me do my shirt and jacket sleeves like that. Do you find your sleeves ride up? I notice a peek of watch - I don't wear a watch so I don't have the watch to "catch" the fabric at least on the one arm.
post #17362 of 31987
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Originally Posted by musicmax View Post

That's the sleeve look I want with a full hand showing, but my tailor will never let me do my shirt and jacket sleeves like that. Do you find your sleeves ride up? I notice a peek of watch - I don't wear a watch so I don't have the watch to "catch" the fabric at least on the one arm.

Sounds like you need to get yourself a new tailor.
post #17363 of 31987
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

Sounds like you need to get yourself a new tailor.
Ya, I fought my tailor on pant length for about a year, then finally just switched. Things are easier now, and I like the results more.
post #17364 of 31987
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

Sounds like you need to get yourself a new tailor.

OK I used clumsy wording; more accurate to say, "My tailor tells me that setting my sleeves to that length will result in large swaths of hairy, scrawny, pasty white skin being exposed when I type or shake hands, and I end up believing him." biggrin.gif
post #17365 of 31987
I wonder if a lot of tailors aren't guided by know-nothing consumers who want their hems to puddle at the bottom as if they're sitting on the john, and their sleeves to swallow half the hand. You need a tailor with a strong sense of proper fit. That should be the starting point.
post #17366 of 31987

my tailor uses a ruler to measure from the bottom of my thumb to where he thinks the sleeves should end on shirts and jackets. I don't know what he's doing exactly, but I usually get the result you see above, and I'm pretty happy with it. the only time the sleeves ride up and seem a bit short is when I'm driving, but if the jacket is cut right in the back, chest, and armhole areas, this is usually not a problem.
 

post #17367 of 31987

I should also probably point out that sleeve length is not something that is always consistent with Epaulet shirts, and seems to vary by fabric.

 

I wear an XS, which means the shirts should have 17" shoulders. The website indicates a sleeve length of 34.5" from the center back, which should mean the sleeves measure 26" from the shoulder.
 

However, I've found that most of my Epaulet shirts measure between 24" and 25" in the sleeves from the shoulder; the vast majority coming in around 24.5" which translates to a 33" sleeve from the center back, which is totally reasonable and standard for shirts with a 15" neck. But for instance, my white OCBD has longer sleeves by about half an inch than my blue OCBD. They are from different batches so I think the fabric used was slightly different -- the white one is softer. too.

 

Note that I am not ever putting any of these in a dryer, so my results are not from shrinkage. This is just how the shirts come. Except in the case of the Seersucker BD, which I got recently in the sale, which was the only shirt I've ever found to have a true 26" sleeve from the shoulder. So on this one, I did throw it in the dryer, and it shrunk a full inch to 25" which is much better for me.

post #17368 of 31987
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

 

Note that I am not ever putting any of these in a dryer, so my results are not from shrinkage. This is just how the shirts come. Except in the case of the Seersucker BD, which I got recently in the sale, which was the only shirt I've ever found to have a true 26" sleeve from the shoulder. So on this one, I did throw it in the dryer, and it shrunk a full inch to 25" which is much better for me.

 

How much shrinkage did you see in other dimensions?  Specifically I'm wondering about shoulder/chest shrinkage, though I imagine it would be mostly sleeve and torso length.

post #17369 of 31987

exactly -- I haven't noticed any significant shrinkage in shoulder/chest areas.
 

post #17370 of 31987
are there any plans for more wool rivet chinos? i need more winter weight pants and i'd love to see some rivets in a grey wool or some other interesting heavier fabrics.
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